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All reviews both sides art books numerous bridges hear jazz fritte tyrrhenian sea we enjoyed walking different perspective florence attractions piazzale michelangelo visit florence again beautiful landscape great walk beautiful florence boat ride works of art a lot of fun
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a blast cycling east and west along the Arno. The river has bike/walking paths with varying degrees of navigability. Was able to get San Jacopo in the east and as far as Donnio Baddia station in the west. The Parco del Cascine is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Sunday, December 30th, 2018, the Arno river performs at its very best, mirroring pure beauty as it quietly flows below the Ponte Vecchio and the Ponte alla Carraia, invaded by festive visitors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nic0letta53
Reviewed 16 December 2018

The Arno flows through the heart of Florence (as well as, further downstream, Pisa). It was pretty but not overly impressive when we visited in October, although it can at times flood. There are multiple bridges that you can cross over, on foot or by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

The Arno River serves as a boundary between the historic center and the south side of the city, known as the Oltrano. It was nice to walk along the bank of the river at different times of the day and see the buildings reflected on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

Well, nothing special about this river despite it's the second most important in central Italy. You can also find it in Pisa. You can't miss it as you will see it from Ponte Vecchio.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

The river Arno divides the city of Florence in two parts. There are several bridges that cross it, among which the famous Ponte Vecchio. The roads near the river are called Lungarno each with a different name. This time I was visiting Florence by myself,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Just a short walk from the train station, the River Arno is a peaceful place for walks, with many interesting bridges to discover. Wish there was more literature around the bridges to tell you about the history of the river and the flood in 1966.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 941pt
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Rivers flood their banks. This has been going on since the beginning of time. But when 1966 came and the river unleashed its vengeance on Florence, then more extreme measures were needed and were undertaken. An upriver dam was built and the river's future flow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Arno is, beside Tiber, the most important river at the Apennines and Florence wouldn’t be the same without it. Although the river flooded the city many times (last flood was twenty years ago) in its history, the city was always living and breathing around its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We walked along here several time and each time was just as relaxing as the last one. It made for a nice and quiet stroll away from the mass of tourists. If you are looking for some peace and quiet a walk along the river...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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graingrover
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Response from Donk1 | Reviewed this property |
The park area to the west of the city would provide you with walks along the river. Other pavements running through the city are very narrow and difficult to walk along especially with roads right next to you.
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